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B samples for Jamaican sprinters test positive
Anti-doping authorities in Jamaica say backup doping tests have come back positive for former 100-metre world record-holder Asafa Powell, teammate Sherone Simpson and three other island athletes.

B samples for Jamaican sprinters test positive

Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, 3 others accused

Posted:Sep 06, 2013 12:18 PM ET

Last Updated:Sep 06, 2013 12:17 PM ET

The B, or backup, doping tests for sprinter Asafa Powell, shown here, and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson came back positive.

The B, or backup, doping tests for sprinter Asafa Powell, shown here, and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson came back positive. Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press/File

Anti-doping authorities in Jamaica say backup doping tests have come back positive for former 100-metre world record-holder Asafa Powell, teammate Sherone Simpson and three other island athletes.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission made the announcement on Friday.

It says all the athletes have been notified.

JADCO says it will refer the findings to the Jamaican Anti-Doping disciplinary panel and hearings will be scheduled.

The agent for Powell and Simpson did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Meanwhile, local media say a Jamaican disciplinary panel is deliberating after a four-day hearing on a positive doping test by three-time Olympic gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown.

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